Cardiac Sonography Salaries in Arkansas - AR
Officially nicknamed the “The Natural State”, Arkansas is known for its verdant beauty and laid back lifestyle, all the way from hiking the Ozark National Forest and floating on the Buffalo River at the top of the state, down to the Timberlands region in the south. Clear lakes and streams, parks and an abundance of natural wildlife attract not only tourists but also more and more year-round residents.
For those in the cardiac sonography or echocardiography profession, Arkansas’s reasonable costs of living make this state an inviting place to call home. Salaries for cardiac sonographers in Arkansas average $71,000 per year, according to job listings data compiled by the online career website Indeed.com. Jonesboro, located in the middle of Arkansas, typically pays an average of $72,000 annually.
For Little Rock, the capitol and largest city in Arkansas, the annual median salary is $59,000. Saint Vincent Infirmary Medical Center and the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock are good examples of hospitals that look for qualified cardiac sonographers. Typical job duties in the hospital’s cardiac lab include performing transthoracic and transesophogeal echocardiograms, endocardial biopsies, stress echocardiograms and dobutamine stress echocardiograms.
Arkansas also has one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States, the Bentonville area, with nearby Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville. In Fayetteville, an average median salary for a cardiac sonographer is $65,000.